With Muriithi Wanjau
The world shouts about winning but rarely talks about surrender. In a culture where success in business is gauged by domination, surrender as a business strategy is a strange concept. To many people, surrender feels like losing or coming in last. In truth however relinquishing control- specifically to God- is the real key to success. God has a design and purpose for every business, which we will never accomplish unless we surrender to Him. As the greatness of a kingdom leader’s power is the measure of his/her surrender consider then the following truths about this principle:
- We all surrender to something
Whether you are aware of it or not, you always surrender to something. It could be the opinions and expectations of others or you could be surrendering to money, fear, pride or lust. Man was created to worship, so worship we will. God just asks that we worship HIM. That we surrender to HIM. Therefore, let us as kingdom leaders choose to be God-driven and not ‘something-driven.’
- The alternative to surrendering to God is dependence on self
Dependence of self leads to death. Prov. 16:25 says ‘There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.’ Despite what the world says, we cannot do it all. Relying on ourselves instead of surrendering to God is choosing death. Be it of our relationships, families or even of the business itself. God alone is able to carry and sustain us through our burdens of responsibility. By surrendering to Him we access this divine help and become free of the stress from carrying the world on our shoulders.
- Surrender is a pre-requisite to living a life of divine power
Prov. 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ Relax and let the Holy Spirit do His job. Your responsibility is not to figure things out. It is to seek God and obey. You can and will live a vibrant and productive life when you are surrendered to God. The more you relax in the Lord the more you enjoy your life. Let go today and let God run your business. Let HIM run your life.
Are there any things that God is asking you to die to today? Make a list and then, one by one, surrender and release those things to God.
- The greatness of a kingdom leader’s power is the measure of his/her surrender.
- If you do not relinquish control to God, you will never accomplish His design and purpose for your business.
- Unless your business becomes God’s business you will not truly enjoy it.
- Unless you die to self in surrender, you will never truly live.
- Surrender to God is the real key to success in life.
- Let go and let God run your business.
Muriithi Wanjau is the Senior Pastor at Mavuno Church, a movement of churches based in Nairobi with a presence in 10 nations. He is passionate about leadership development and societal transformation. He is the author of several books including the discipleship manual Mizizi, Seasons of a Leaders Life and Fearless! The Mavuno Story. For full version of the sermon above, please log onto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3oRitrlrjA&t=1243s